Article Archive

Talking to Terrorists Online

The State Department’s new weapon in the fight against extremists? College students.

March 1, 2016

Turkey’s Convenient War

Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan relies on sketchily attributed terrorism to consolidate power and disrupt Syria.

February 23, 2016

Losing Liberty Through the Backdoor

Letting the government bypass iPhone security measures won’t stop terrorists—or make you safer.

February 19, 2016

The Pentagon Fights Back

The White House emphasis on humanitarianism may be turning some military leaders against Obama.

February 9, 2016

How to Prevent Another Benghazi

The U.S. needs committed intelligence officers, not ticket-punching careerists.

January 28, 2016

Will Congress Stop the Iran Deal?

Long after the nuclear agreement was settled, opponents are undermining an already fragile peace.

January 14, 2016

The Distortion of Russia

One does not need to love Vladimir Putin to appreciate that Washington shares interests with Moscow.

January 6, 2016

Why the U.S. Spies on Netanyahu

Should NSA listen in when a foreign government seeks to shape America’s foreign policy?

December 31, 2015

Coalition of the Unwilling

In the war on ISIS, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel may be playing both sides.

December 22, 2015

That Old Time Spycraft

Can the U.S. resist the temptation of technology as it tries to rebuild its human intelligence against ISIS?

December 18, 2015

The Truth of Jonathan Pollard

The scale of damage done by the convicted spy to U.S. security should not be discounted upon his release.

December 2, 2015

Why Did Turkey Attack a Russian Plane?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may want to derail the an alliance against ISIS—and thus weaken the Assad regime.

November 24, 2015

How to Counter Violent Extremism

Heavy-handed tactics don’t stop terrorism. Good policing and public trials do.

November 16, 2015

The Pentagon’s Unholy Alliance with Missionaries

The reckless use of a charity to sneak spy equipment into North Korea will endanger Christians across the world.

November 3, 2015

Mainstreaming Assassination

Endorsing a program of targeted killing opens the door for perilous reciprocation.

October 30, 2015

Did Foreign Governments Blackmail Denny Hastert?

Alleged misconduct by the House speaker was well known to the FBI—and to Turkey and Israel.

October 20, 2015

The Republican Revival of Romney’s Foreign Policy

The Hay Initiative encourages GOP candidates to sing from Mitt’s old hymnal.

October 6, 2015

The CIA’s Torture Defenders

An all-star cast teams up to spin their enhanced interrogation regime.

September 23, 2015

A Refugee Crisis Made in America

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars?

September 9, 2015

How Turkey Plays the War on Terror

America’s reluctant ally finally offers token assistance against ISIS only as cover for a campaign against the Kurds.

August 25, 2015